Cops: Bouncers shoot strip-club patron who tried to run them over
Security guards at Club Onyx in South Philadelphia shot a man early Sunday after he allegedly tried to run one of them over with his minivan, police said.
Security guards at a South Philadelphia strip club shot a man early Sunday after he allegedly tried to run one of them over with his minivan, police said.
The 27-year-old man was kicked out of Club Onyx on Christopher Columbus Boulevard, according to investigators.
Around 12:30 a.m., the man, whose wife reportedly works at the club, allegedly got into an argument with bouncers in the club's parking lot, police said.
One of the security guards told police the man said, "I'll kill everyone here," then got into his green Kia minivan and tried to run one of the bouncers over.
Two guards – a man and woman, both 35 – opened fire on the vehicle, striking the man multiple times in both shoulders and legs, police said.
He was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in stable condition.
The minivan was recovered at the Broad Street on-ramp to Interstate 95, police said.
A short time before the shooting, the man allegedly got into a dispute with his 21-year-old wife on I-95, according to investigators.
Police said that, as the two were arguing, a dark-colored four-door Honda pulled up, and its driver got out and tried to intervene.
The man's wife told investigators she heard four gunshots as she walked away from the altercation.
The woman then ran back to the strip club, with her husband pursuing her, police said.
No injuries were reported as a result of that initial round of gunfire. The Honda fled before officers arrived, and its driver remained unidentified Sunday afternoon.
Police said the investigation was still in its early stages, and that no charges had yet been filed in connection with either incident.